(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized expert in aging services, was named a 2017 Healthy Ohio Worksite Bronze Award Winner by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO). Eliza Jennings was among 73 Ohio employers honored for healthy workplace practices during the 14th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation in Columbus, Ohio.
These awards recognize Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Employers are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity, and ensure a healthy work environment.
“Most importantly, these programs help employees and their families live healthier and higher quality lives,” said David Cowden, Chair of HBCO. “Wellness programs are effective tools to engage employees in a more productive culture, and help drive down healthcare costs.”
Eliza Jennings was commended for its exemplary efforts to provide programs that encourage physical activity, better nutrition, and the prevention and cessation of smoking.
“We are grateful to our dedicated employees for the excellent work they do to provide the highest quality care to the older adults we serve,” said Richard M. Boyson Jr., Eliza Jennings President and CEO. “Investing in the health and well-being of our team members is at the heart of our mission and culture. We are honored to be recognized by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio.”
The award ceremony was part of the Health Action Council 2018 Columbus Symposium held in January. Three levels of achievement were awarded — Gold, Silver and Bronze. Employers who met basic criteria received a Recognition award. Increasing the number of worksites receiving awards is an objective of HCBO’s five-year initiative to prevent and reduce chronic disease in Ohio.
About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.